Dhanaulti is fast emerging as a gem among the major travel destinations in Uttarakhand. It is on Mussoorie – Chamba road, at an altitude of 2,250 m.It comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travelers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It’s a different experience altogether.
Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy market places and pollution. Set amidst thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons, it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists.
Dhanaulti is the base point for numerous treks into the snow-capped Himalayas, especially to the Tehri region of Garhwal. The most popular treks are through the dense alpine forests that take you to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri, the sacred three Shaktipeeths of the holy Devi Darshan triangle.Best time to visit Dhanaulti is between March and June.
District: Tehri Garhwal
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Sep – Jun
Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C,
Winter: 1 to 22°C
Altitude: 2286 m
STD code: 01376
There are two Eco-parks, "Amber" and "Dhara" about 200 m apart. It has been developed recently by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand with the help of local youth. It houses a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. There is an entry fee of Rs 15 For Adults and Rs 10 for Children. Mussoorie Forest Department is running Eco-huts for the tourists come to enjoy serene landscapes of Dhanaulti.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Dhanaulti situated at a distance of 83kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Dhanaulti.
The nearest railway stations to Dhanaulti are situated in Rishikesh and Dehradun. Rishikesh and Dehradun both are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh and Dehradun are frequent. Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with Dehradun and Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh and Dehradun to Dhanaulti. Rishikesh Railway station is situated 83kms from Dhanaulti and Dehradun is situated 60kms before Dhanaulti.
Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh, Tehri, Dehradun and Mussoorie are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Dhanaulti are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand. Dhanaulti is situated on Mussoorie - Chamba Road.